mario desa

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mario desa last won the day on July 16 2011

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  1. mario desa

    Roc City Tattoo Expo

    I'll be working the show with Frank William.
  2. mario desa

    I'm moving to FTW in Oakland

    good move!
  3. mario desa

    where did the tattooers go?

    funny...i get back on here and i see this and the post speculating about our departure from ctc! ha! one kind of answers the's more a forum for civilians (no offense). i'd like to chime in here and there, but honestly, i'd be more interested in a forum for tattooers only, as i chat with "civilians" all day! but i want to try to make an effort again to be on here more because i do think it's a positive!
  4. i've seen a good amount of guy aitchison stuff around here, from his many years in chicago. it looks like shit. a blurry mess.
  5. mario desa

    Philly Roll-Call

    I'll be there with my buddy Frank "massive volcano" William.
  6. i'll be tattooing at rock of ages in austin, tx. december 4-5-6. email for appointments (do not message on here please). thank you!
  7. mario desa

    The end of an apprentice - sacking your mentor.

    i thought it was said a long time ago there would be a "tattooer only" section of this forum? that would be the best thing to happen on this forum, i think. i barely look at it because it's mostly non-tattooers pontificating on something they know little or nothing about or talking about bullshit that has nothing to do with tattooing, or idiots like bubblebooty. i don't mean to come off as a dick or some kind of elitist, but i think the tattooers on here may understand what i mean.
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    The end of an apprentice - sacking your mentor.

    perfect example of why i visit this forum less and less...
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    Angry women vent on "tramp stamp Barbie"

    oh, and people have said for decades how h next generation will shun tattoos cuz their parents have them. bullshit. humans tattoo themselves, it's in us. and it's not a matter of "coolness", or rebelling against your parents (at least not forever). we all go through a "i hate my parents" phase, but the smart ones always wise up and realize our parents were right and are the best people ever. our shop is 40 years old, we tattoo kids who's parents got tattooed here back in the 70's and 80's and it's always an honor.
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    Angry women vent on "tramp stamp Barbie"

    why? why are soccer moms not "cool" enough to get tattooed? tattoos are for everyone, and should be accessible to any adult wanting one. i hate this sort of elitism in tattooers. my "normal" clients, half the time, are way cooler/better people than "tattoo dudes". tattooing is not something that only "hip" people are entitled to, it belongs to all humanity, always has. it burns me up when tattooers talk like this.
  11. mario desa

    Suits: NYC

    J. crew. the "ludlow" suit. slim and classic, awesome construction. buy it, get it tailored to your fit (always tailor a new suit) and enjoy! i have it in light italian wool, charcoal grey.
  12. mario desa

    Ed Hardy Toilet Paper

    you're not fit to wipe ed hardy's ass.
  13. i stopped caring about shit like this, or i'd be angry 24/7/365. either way i'm tattooing and will continue to tattoo, i don't give a shit what's going on where...
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    Areas of your body you WON'T tattoo

    chris conn and freddy corbin are the only two people i can think of who actually pull off the facetat.
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    Areas of your body you WON'T tattoo

    i don't tattoo faces, and we don't hire anyone with face tattoos (not that we hire at all). i used to only do necks and hands on heavily tattooed people or tattooers, but it's so common now, i just do 'em.